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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2012
3-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Many Friends

Posted on 02/29/2012 10:21:16 PM PST by JustAmy




Welcome To....



'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets
and those who enjoy poetry.
'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.
Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepers
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TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch
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March 7, 2012




Graphics by Billie


351 posted on 03/07/2012 10:01:08 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Tearjerker....


352 posted on 03/07/2012 10:09:53 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ConorMacNessa; LUV W; AZamericonnie; Brad's Gramma; JustAmy; jackv; jaycee; yorkie; tiapam; ...

Warm & Fuzzy Wednesday








Happy Warm and Fuzzy Wednesday!



ML/LTOS
(El Kabong)

353 posted on 03/07/2012 10:13:11 AM PST by left that other site
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To: y'all; left that other site; jaycee; yorkie; MEG33; GodBlessUSA; oldteen; Colonel_Flagg; JustAmy; ..

Watch your back!!!...
...and have a Warm and Fuzzy Wednesday! :)

354 posted on 03/07/2012 10:27:07 AM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: JustAmy; Billie

LOL, good picture but that is not a heifer. This picture hit home with me. When I was about the age of that boy, I, also wore those type of overalls and in fact, had a pet bovine. As he grew bigger he used to let me and my brother actually ride him like a horse. Brings back great memories of my rural childhood, living in an apple orchard raising our own livestock.


355 posted on 03/07/2012 10:30:25 AM PST by fish hawk (Isa. 42:12 Let them give glory unto the Lord and declare his praise in the islands. (Maui))
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To: JustAmy; All; MEG33; yorkie; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; pollywog; left that other site; LUV W; ...

~A Warm Fuzzy Wonderful Wednesday~

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To All At Amy's Place

356 posted on 03/07/2012 11:20:43 AM PST by oldteen
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To: JustAmy; Billie
A little sad but another lesson in the 'circle of life'!

Thanks, ladies!

357 posted on 03/07/2012 11:22:36 AM PST by oldteen
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To: left that other site
That is sooo cute, ML! Thanks!

Are you feeling any better today?

358 posted on 03/07/2012 11:23:30 AM PST by oldteen
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To: LUV W
Afternoon, Luvvy!

2 days off in a row? You must be lovin' life! ;)

(And enjoyin' it!)

359 posted on 03/07/2012 11:27:52 AM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

A little better...but not ready to teach.


360 posted on 03/07/2012 11:35:19 AM PST by left that other site
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Good morning, SJB. Yes it is. It was used a couple of years ago. I considered never using it again but changed my mind this morning.

Hope I didn’t ruin your Wednesday.


361 posted on 03/07/2012 11:38:10 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Not at all! Have a great Wednsday.


362 posted on 03/07/2012 11:44:36 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: fish hawk

LOLOL

You made me look at the picture again, FH. You are right ... not a heifer.

This picture also reminds me of of a simpler time. When I was growing up, we had 5 milk cows, pigs and chickens. My Dad would go to the local auction to buy young calves. We fed them with a bucket with a nipple on it. That was part of our chores, as was milking the cows. I was a country kid! :)


363 posted on 03/07/2012 12:32:36 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: left that other site

So cute, LTOS.
Thank you ... have a WF Wednesday.


364 posted on 03/07/2012 12:33:32 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

}:-)


365 posted on 03/07/2012 12:52:33 PM PST by left that other site
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To: LUV W

* smile *

Thanks, Luv, for the cute WF graphic.

Wishing you a Warm Fuzzy day!


366 posted on 03/07/2012 12:56:39 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: oldteen

Teenie, that is such a sweet picture. Thank you for sharing it on this Windy, Fuzzy Wednesday. :)

Have a delightful day.


367 posted on 03/07/2012 12:58:55 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: oldteen

Thanks, Teenie.


368 posted on 03/07/2012 1:00:00 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy

Not to get into that “old people” stories of “when I was a kid, I had to ......” BUT, I did have to milk a bunch of goats every morning before the school bus picked me up. We had a cow but sold the cows milk and drank goats milk. We had chickens and ducks but we sold the chicken eggs and ate the duck eggs.


369 posted on 03/07/2012 1:26:25 PM PST by fish hawk (Isa. 42:12 Let them give glory unto the Lord and declare his praise in the islands. (Maui))
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To: JustAmy; oldteen; The Mayor; MEG33; yorkie; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; All

It is always good to drop by & see the delightful things you share.

My life is so routine that I could probably just copy & paste my last post (the movies and books would change).

Lovely day of near 70 in the forest with dogs. Took light lunch and a book

Tomorrow will be seeing Act of Valor. Trying a few new recipes.. mostly experiments and mostly good. Thinking of everyone with their challenges in life. Know most here trust God with their lives and future. No other way can match. The political scene is so distressing.

smooches to all


370 posted on 03/07/2012 2:24:09 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: jaycee

I hope you get some help with insurance. Last year when I had trees down & into various buildings etc there was NO help unless it hit the house w/damage & then it was 1000 deductible.

I had 5 large trees down & estimates were about 4500. HAHAHA.

Had a few friends over to clear things up. Not hauled away or mulched up but chopped up & piled somewhat.


371 posted on 03/07/2012 2:30:33 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: JustAmy
You're welcome, Amy.

Windy, Fuzzy Wednesday.

Really? We barely have a slight breeze going up here. It's really nice with the door and a few windows open.

372 posted on 03/07/2012 4:02:01 PM PST by oldteen
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We had VERY strong winds in Northridge yesterday. Branches are all over the yard today. Glad you guys didn’t have that much!


373 posted on 03/07/2012 4:15:19 PM PST by yorkie
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To: oldteen; yorkie

Really not much wind today ... wanted something different to say. LOL

It was so cold yesterday and the wind went to my old bones. It was cold last night but is 59 now. Should get down below 29 tonight. Hope the fruit trees make it. There is so much in bloom now.


374 posted on 03/07/2012 4:41:39 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: DollyCali

HI there, Dolly, Have a wonderful evening.

Always good to hear from you. Enjoy the movie tomorrow.


375 posted on 03/07/2012 4:43:20 PM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: JustAmy; All; FRiends
(((((Thank you to Everyone for the Wednesday Posts)))))



376 posted on 03/07/2012 5:17:06 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: DollyCali
Hugs, Dear Dolly! It's Always a Blessing to See your Posts.

The Weather where I Live has been Nice the Last Few Days, and Some Daffodils and Paperwhites are in Bloom.
I'm still having a Few Problems with my Back after the Surgery in Late October,
But am Hoping that Greater Improvement will Come Over Time.

(((((God Bless)))))

377 posted on 03/07/2012 5:44:44 PM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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HAPPY WARM AND FUZZY WEDNESDAY!



Rosa “Gloire de Dijon – Noisette – Jacotot - 1853

Enjoy your Wednesday!!!







Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

378 posted on 03/07/2012 6:24:41 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: JustAmy; yorkie
It was cold here yesterday as well. They had predicted rain but it never appeared. My daughter works 25 minutes up the hill and they had snow flurries. We just got that brrrr here!

I'm not a fan of wind at all. Prediction is for rain most of next week. We'll see if they are in error...again! :)

379 posted on 03/07/2012 6:54:28 PM PST by oldteen
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Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


The Enemy Of Trust

March 8, 2012

Military commanders always want to have enough troops to accomplish their mission. Most would prefer having too many not too few, but not everyone agrees on just how many troops will be enough.

When Gideon recruited an army of 32,000 men to stand against those who oppressed the Israelites, the Lord told him, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me’” (Judg. 7:2).

So the Lord began to reduce Gideon’s army. When the fearful were allowed to leave, 22,000 men went home (v.3). A second reduction cut the force from the remaining 10,000 to 300 troops, of whom the Lord said, “By the three hundred . . . I will save you, and deliver the Midianites into your hand” (v.7). And so it happened (vv.19-23).

In our life of faith, our resources can become the enemy of trust. God wants us to depend on Him, not our own strength, whether physical, financial, or intellectual.

When the Lord reduces our resources from “32,000 to 300,” it is not punishment. It is preparation for Him to be glorified through our lives as we acknowledge and trust His power.

Trust in God and you will know
He can vanquish any foe;
Simply trust Him day by day—
He will be your strength and stay. —D. De Haan
When God gives us an impossible task— it becomes possible.

Read: Judges 7:2-8

The Lord said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many.” —Judges 7:2
Bible in a Year:
Judges 5-8


380 posted on 03/08/2012 6:22:58 AM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: JustAmy; FRiends; All
Sorry I haven't been with you much lately but I've just had
too much pain. Its been awful. I will have my consultation
visit with the surgeon today so I'll be missing
again. Will see you when I can, dear FRiends! xxxooooxxx!
381 posted on 03/08/2012 6:32:50 AM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: oldteen

I hate wind .... our weather is so-so. No rain .. days pleasant (except for Tuesday) ... nights cold.

I hope we get some rain; it will get to the point soon that any rain can damage the tree fruit.

Sorry that I didn’t get back last night. Have a Thankful Thursday.


382 posted on 03/08/2012 7:41:10 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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DD ... haven’t heard from you since Sunday. You are in my prayers.

Are you having surgery today? Did you friend me on Facebook? I don’t spend time there ... just check post to me.

I’m busy today but am anxious to hear from you.

Sending prayers and hugs to you.


383 posted on 03/08/2012 9:39:17 AM PST by JustAmy (Our military men and women have my support!!)
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To: jaycee

(((((Hugs and Prayers, Sweet FRiend)))))


384 posted on 03/08/2012 10:04:30 AM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy; All; FRiends; everyone


385 posted on 03/08/2012 11:21:15 AM PST by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!)
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To: JustAmy

Hi Amy.

Haven’t been spending much time on-line. Just browsing headlines and reading Our Daily Bread each day.

Been reading a couple of books this week.

Surgery is scheduled on the 14th. Have to go up to Sac tomorrow for some pre-op tests. I’m taking my laptop and i-phone with me to the hospital so I can stay in touch. I’m going to be there a few days.

I don’t do facebook, but our daughters created a page for me and they enter info about my medical journey. I think it’s called Dave’s Diving Locker or something like that.

Really appreciate the thoughts and prayers.


386 posted on 03/08/2012 11:38:11 AM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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Have a Wonderful Day


387 posted on 03/08/2012 12:39:11 PM PST by oldteen
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To: JustAmy
Thanks, Amy. I know 'real' life comes before anything else.

I know we need rain but it should have been here and gone as the damage total to fruit trees can be a real disaster. Growers are in a world of hurt already...don't need any more piled on!

A Thankful Thursday to you and yours!

388 posted on 03/08/2012 12:45:04 PM PST by oldteen
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To: jaycee

Prayers that all goes well, jaycee!


389 posted on 03/08/2012 12:48:41 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Kitty Mittens
Too cute, Kitty!

Thank you!

A Thursday of blessing to you. Prayers your health is doing better these days!

390 posted on 03/08/2012 1:43:49 PM PST by oldteen
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To: Diver Dave
So good to see you here, DD.

Prayers continue for you and the upcoming surgery. The Great Physician will be there with you!

391 posted on 03/08/2012 1:45:17 PM PST by oldteen
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To: oldteen

Thank you so much, teenie. I sent my mail to Amy and all and she skipped right over it...LOL! Doesn’t matter! I plan to write you later! ((((HUGS))))


392 posted on 03/08/2012 2:37:31 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Kitty Mittens


Thank you so much, dearest Kitty!


393 posted on 03/08/2012 2:44:17 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: oldteen



394 posted on 03/08/2012 2:48:27 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Diver Dave

I couldn’t find that name....better check it again...LOL! There are some Diving Dave’s but couldn’t locate yours!


395 posted on 03/08/2012 3:12:54 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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HAPPY THURSDAY TO AMY’S PLACE!


Lower Lake at Glendalough, Co. Waterford, Ireland

AN IRISH BLESSING

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.




Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

396 posted on 03/08/2012 4:44:39 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: jaycee

Correction... Mrsdd says It’s Diver Dave’s Locker on facebook.


397 posted on 03/08/2012 5:17:40 PM PST by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Beautiful scene, Conor, and that is a favorite Irish Blessing of mine. Thank you! Hope you’ve had a peaceful day at work and just think, tomorrow is T.G.I.F. and you have the weekend to look forward to now!


398 posted on 03/08/2012 5:39:58 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: Diver Dave

I’ll check that out tomorrow. There’s quite a few of us from Amy’s on Facebook. I’m not an every day user....its more like 2-3 times a week. Just don’t have time and I just check up on my kids, grand kids, nieces, nephews, etc. Its nice getting to see all their pictures, etc. Thats what I like best!

My best wishes and many prayers for your upcoming surgery, Dave. I know you’ll come through with flying colors!!


399 posted on 03/08/2012 5:44:45 PM PST by jaycee ((("His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.")))
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To: jaycee
Thanks, Jaycee! Work went pretty well today, although we were snowed under with high priority jobs. Got pulled off what I was doing twice for a more expedient assignment. Still, it's good to know we're needed - doesn't look like we'll be shown the door anytime soon.

I hope things are going well with you - have you been able to take care of that damage from the storm?



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

400 posted on 03/08/2012 6:03:56 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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